Roughly 5,000 people gathered in the heart of New York City on Jan. 15 to denounce President Donald Trump’s categorization of Haiti as a “shithole.” In the days following the president’s alleged remarks, a back and forth ensued between Republican and Democrat lawmakers over the exact verbiage that was used in the closed-door meeting. However, the particularities of the offensive sentiment didn’t matter for the Haitian community.

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